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  • as inspasmodic
  • as insporadic
  • as inaimless

synonyms for fits and starts

  • bits and pieces
  • changeable
  • choppy
  • convulsive
  • desultory
  • fitful
  • intermittent
  • irregular
  • jerky
  • on-again-off-again
  • periodic
  • shaky
  • spastic
  • sporadic
  • spotty
  • spurtive
  • uncertain
  • fitful
  • infrequent
  • rare
  • irregular
  • intermittent
  • random
  • scattered
  • isolated
  • occasional
  • desultory
  • spotty
  • few
  • hit-or-miss
  • scarce
  • seldom
  • spasmodic
  • uncommon
  • bits and pieces
  • on-again-off-again
  • semioccasional
  • unfrequent
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antonyms for fits and starts

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  • resting
  • uninterrupted
  • common
  • regular
  • even
  • constant
  • dependable
  • continuous
  • systematic
  • methodical
  • usual
  • frequent
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They were eaten too quickly, in long gulps of four-and-twenty hours at a time.
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He walked over to the table and mixed two tumblers of whiskey-and-soda, wondering why he had not thought of it before.
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He paused, then mixed and drank another whiskey-and-soda, lit a cigarette, and resumed.
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So when she clears up a little along towards noon, these three takes a packadero layout an' starts, presumable for Medicine Lodge.
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When the orange-and-red banner was actually replaced by the Stars and Stripes, many in the crowd shed tears.
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The exhaust-valve is exactly as when it was put in, worked by a rack-and-tooth segment.
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